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Suggested Readings and Resources

This page is an attempt to put together a list of important readings and analyses of colonialism on Turtle Island, and more broadly. It is a work in progress, and we encourage people to send in their suggestions as we build this resource together. We have so far offered mostly resources that can be accessed online.  Email suggestions to: unsettlingsettler@yahoo.ca

  1. Indigenous Feminism Without Apology:
  • Lee Maracle, I am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism (not available online)

A tumblr dedicated to Professor Maracle:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/lee-maracle

 

 

  • Patricia Monture Thunder in My Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks in 1996 (not available online)

Patricia Monture Presents at 2005 Youth Think Tank

Interview with Patricia Monture: 

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/an-interview-with-patricia-monture.aspx

  • Andrea Smith, Indigenous Feminism Without Apology:

http://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/indigenous-feminism-without-apology/

Andrea Smith, Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Colour Organizing
http://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf

Andrea Smith, Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism and White Supremacy.
http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=488

Andrea Smith, American Studies without America: Native Feminisms and the Nation-State

http://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/andrea-smith01.pdf

  • Jessica Yee, Indigenous Feminism and Cultural Appropriation

http://www.racialicious.com/2008/10/02/indigenous-feminism-and-cultural-appropriation/

Jessica Yee, Feminist Intersection: Indigenous Feminisms and Resources – Without Apology and More
http://bitchmagazine.org/post/indigenous-feminism-and-resources-without-apology-and-more

Jessica Yee, My Open Letter to the Sex Work Movement 

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2010/10/my-open-letter-sex-work-movement

  • Leeane Simpson reads from Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back: 

Leeane Simpson Speaks at Beit Zatoun 2012

  • Indigenous Feminisms

http://www.crcstudio.org/wwr_magazine/mags/IF_WWR.pdf

  • Bermuda Radical, A short Course in Indigenous Feminism (with book list)

http://bermudaradical.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/indigenous-feminism/

  • Biblio Feminista, Indigenous Feminism (book list)

http://bibliofeminista.com/indigenousfeminism

  • Sam Grey,  Decolonising Feminism: Aboriginal Women and the Global ‘Sisterhood’

http://uvic.academia.edu/SamGrey/Papers/1371285/Decolonising_Feminism_Aboriginal_Women_and_the_Global_Sisterhood

2. Sexual Violence is how colonialism is done:

  • INCITE! Women of Colour Organize!

http://www.incite-national.org/

  • No More Silence: No More Silence aims to develop an inter/national network to support the work being done by activists, academics, researchers, agencies and communities to stop the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women

http://nomoresilence-nomoresilence.blogspot.ca/

  • Jody Jacob, (Interview with Robyn Bourgeois) INVESTIGATING VIOLENCE AGAINST ABORIGINAL WOMEN

http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/04/06/investigating-violence-against-aboriginal-women/

  • Interview with Robyn Bourgeois by Black Coffee Poet: BREAKING THE SILENCE ABOUT CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN: INTERVIEW WITH CREE ACADEMIC AND ACTIVIST ROBYN BOURGEOIS

http://blackcoffeepoet.com/2011/02/16/breaking-the-silence-about-canadas-800-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women-interview-with-cree-academic-and-activist-robyn-bourgeois-a-photo-essay-of-the-no-more-silence-rally-feb-14th-201/

  • INCITE’s Resources for Organizing:

http://www.incite-national.org/index.php?s=37

  • INCITE’s:  Violence Against Women of Colour–WHAT COUNTS AS “VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN?”

http://www.incite-national.org/index.php?s=53

  • Dangerous Intersections: WOMEN OF COLOR LIVE IN THE DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS OF SEXISM, RACISM, AND OTHER OPPRESSIONS.

http://www.incite-national.org/index.php?s=91

3. Prison Industrial Complex & State Violence:

  • INCITE’s Toolkit to Stop Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Colour and Trans People of Colour: http://www.incite-national.org/index.php?s=52
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